Pennsbury Manor Photo courtesy the Pennsbury Society
country estate of William Penn, founder of Pennsylvania, Pennsbury
Manor is sited on 43 acres along the Delaware River in Morrisville,
Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Manor was reconstructed during the
1930's using a host of primary sources and currently and contains
the reconstructed 1683 manor house, a worker's cottage, a
smokehouse, a bake-and-brew house, an icehouse, a blacksmith shop
and stables. Farm animals and formal and kitchen gardens can also
be seen. The buildings display 17th- and 18th-century artifacts.
Costumed guides conduct tours of the manor.
The construction of the original manor was an
expression of Penn's belief that life in the country was more
wholesome than in the worldly atmosphere of crowded cities.
Pennsbury Manor is permeated with the spirit of this kindly, devout
humanitarian, and it gives the visitor a sense of the unhurried
grace and charm of those years when Pennsylvania was William Penn's
Project consists of a videotape of Pennsbury
Originally submitted by: James C. Greenwood, Representative (8th District).
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